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Energy Harvesting

Recent projects

(1) Electromechanical Suspension-based Energy Harvesting Systems for Railroad Applications

The primary objectives of this research can be summarized as follows:

  • Design, develop, and test an efficient energy harvesting system using a rotational generator
  • Develop a numerical model of the energy harvesting system that can be used as a design or optimization tool, or as an element in the model of a complete car suspension
  • Research alternate applications for an energy harvester using linear motion as input
  • Study the possibility of miniaturizing the system for implementation in a space-limited environment